PHATS Member Spotlight – Rich Stinziano

Rich Stinziano, Head Athletic Trainer, Buffalo Sabres PHATS: What made you want a career in the athletic training profession and how did you get your start? RS: My parents had season tickets for Syracuse University football at the Carrier Dome back in my hometown of Syracuse NY. Watching the athletic trainers take care of the […]

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PHATS Member Spotlight – Jon Sanderson

Jon Sanderson, Head Athletic Therapist, Vancouver Canucks PHATS: What made you want a career in the athletic training profession and how did you get your start? JS: It was a way to combine sports medicine and stay involved as part of a team. Like a lot of us I started out by volunteering and helping […]

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PHATS Member Spotlight – Mike Vogt

Mike Vogt, Head Athletic Trainer, Columbus Blue Jackets PHATS: What made you want a career in the athletic training profession and how did you get your start? MV: I originally wanted to become a PT, but after working in a clinic and hospital through college, I realized I needed to be involved with sports and […]

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PHATS Member Spotlight – TD Forss

By T.D. ForssHead Athletic Therapist, Edmonton Oilers PHATS: What got you started in the Athletic Therapy profession and how did you get your start in Professional Hockey? TF: I always thought that I did not want a desk job that required me to wear a suit and tie all day, so after high school I […]

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PHATS MEMBER Spotlight: Domenic Nicoletta

By Domenic NicolettaHead Athletic Trainer, Ottawa Senators PHATS: What got you started in the athletic training profession and how did you get your start in Professional Hockey? DN: I was introduced to the field of athletic therapy in my first year at the University of Ottawa. We had a guest speaker in our Intro to […]

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PHATS Member Spotlight – Paul Ayotte

By Paul AyotteHead Athletic Trainer, Toronto Maple Leafs PHATS: What got you started in the athletic training profession and how did you get your start in Professional Hockey? PA: I was first introduced to the athletic training profession while in high school at a job fair. From there my interest grew and took me to […]

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